Google Chromecast- Yes, it is great!! In tiny package and reasonable cost, it offers unexpected services. With this, you can stream videos and games from your Android device to a peripheral. Furthermore, you can also be fortunate to mirror chrome tabs and surprisingly your entire desktop to your television which means you can make presentations or play videos without the need to attach cables.
However, there comes a time when your Chromecast misbehaves, your experience can turn from flawless to unusable. However, do not worry!! There are available several tweaks and by performing such steps, you can give Chromecast its life back again and improve your general using experience. Here are some handy troubleshooting steps to get the smoothest user experience.
Troubleshooting Steps to Bring Back Your Chromecast Into Action
When the device is stucked in a permanent reboot loop and cannot be solved by unplugging the power source of the unit and then plugging it back again, then there is a pretty good chance that something went wrong at the time of firmware update or some data on the device got corrupted. To resolve the issue, a soft or hard reset can work. To do this, hold the physical button for a time span of about 25 seconds until the power light blinks.
Check the Power Supply
Poor quality power supply can also compel your Chromecast to misbehave. Troubleshoot it by plugging it into the power supply which you got with the device and then power it off wall current.
Inappropriate Wi-Fi Signal
Wi-Fi connectivity is the friend of your Chromecast and a lackluster Wi-Fi signal can cause it to function improper. Look at the splash screen of the device in order to check the signal strength.
To check it out, on the left side you can see a small amount of rotating text. Wait until your Wi-Fi network name appears and check signal strength indicator near it. On the indicator, there is 4-bars representation to show the signal strength.
Enhance the Wi-Fi Strength
If you are facing Wi-Fi signal issues, move the whole setup including the TV very close to the router.
Encompass the Chromecast for Less Interloping
If your Chromecast does not have strong signal, it could be due to the position of the Chromecast. To resolve, get the device far away from the body of the television or from the wall. Also, make use of a small HDMI extender as it protects the Chromecast from shear damage of pressure on the connection point.
Change the Wi-Fi Channel
The Chromecast does not support 5GHz Wi-Fi and is stuck on the 2.4GHz band. The 2.4GHz band is often jammed with too much traffic and can cause problems. To solve the problem, it would be appropriate to change the Wi-Fi channels. Find out some tools to determine which channel is less congested.
Put Quality of Service (QoS) in Force
If there are a lot of connected devices in your home, it can eat up the bandwidth in multiple ways. Due to this the performance of the individual actions gets compromised as well as the quality of the playback is also in question. This is where quality of service rules comes into picture. Such rules permit you to highlight certain kinds of traffic over different other types to enhance better user experience.
Tab Casting Gap
Local tab casting! It is a fantastic as it features the ability to cast everything from the Chrome web browser tab to the Chromecast device. If you are facing issues with tab casting, step into the options for the Chrome extension and fine-tune the quality of video. Right click the Chromecast extension in Chrome and select the options to access the menu.
By following the aforesaid simple tweaks, you can solve the major Chromecast problems and get it up and running for smooth experience you expected.